Grant Development

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The Lee College grants team:

  • Helps faculty and staff visualize new projects and programs
  • Facilitates the development of competitive proposals
  • Helps ensure that projects are realistic and can be managed with current college resources

We help Lee College faculty and staff members turn dreams into projects and fundable proposals.

For assistance with faculty and staff projects, contact Selah Tacconi at or 281.425.6339.

Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education Program funded by a grant from the Greater Texas Foundation

BAYTOWN, TX, Jan. 25, 2024 – The Lee College Foundation has received a $750,000 grant from the Greater Texas Foundation and Trellis Foundation to launch a new program to help incarcerated students complete their college degrees and certificates once they are released from prison.

The “Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education” project offers individuals leaving the justice system a chance to pursue educational opportunities at the college’s Baytown campus that will lead to living-wage jobs.

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Accelerating Credentials of Purpose and Value Grant Program; a Consortium Grant with Brazosport College

  1. Contact: Dr. Douglas Walcerz, Provost, Lee College
  2. Project Period: Jan. 15-Sept. 30, 2022
  3. Funding: $611,690
  4. Goals and Outcomes: Develop a sequence of stackable and transferable certifications in cybersecurity and cloud computing. Recruit and train instructors for these programs. Develop recruiting strategies to attract students to these programs.

City of Baytown Hotel Occupancy Tax Grant

Funding for this grant is used to underwrite marketing costs for performances held at the Lee College's Performing Arts Center.

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Department of Education, Hispanic Serving Institutions – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (H.S.I. STEM)

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the purpose of the H.S.I. STEM grant is to expand and enhance educational opportunities for and improve the academic attainment of Hispanic students working towards degrees in fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

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Department of Education Title V

Sponsored by the Department of Education Title V provides funding activities and interventions that improve persistence, completion, and transfer of students.

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Department of Labor Job Corps Scholars Program

  1. Contact: Fran Parent, Project Director
  2. Project Period: March 1, 2020–May 31, 2023
  3. Funding: $1,182,574
  4. Goals and Outcomes: To serve forty Scholars per year for two years. Scholars will receive fast-track job training in high-skill, high-demand occupations and be provided wrap-around supports to maximize program completion.

ExxonMobil Grant

  1. Contact: Dr. Douglas Walcerz, Provost
  2. Project Period: Annually Sept. 1–Aug. 31
  3. Funding: $75,000
  4. Goals and Outcomes: To support college programs in math, science and petrochemical technology.

Greater Texas Foundation

Supports the development of the Lee College Education Center – South Liberty County. The Liberty Center focuses on workforce training, dual credit, and community education programs.

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Humphrey’s Foundation

  1. Contact: TBD
  2. Project Period: Sept. 1, 2021–Aug. 31, 2022
  3. Funding: $10,000
  4. Goals and Outcomes: To promote live theatre through scholarships and funding for production supplies.

MD Anderson UVR

Sponsored by MD Anderson, the purpose of this grant is to provide materials and workshops to educate students and staff on better UV protection.

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National Institute of Food and Agriculture – H.S.I. Grant

Sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture this grant provides equipment, supplies, curriculum, development, and scholarship monies to increase degree completion and transfer for Lee College Huntsville Center Horticulture students.

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Nursing Shortage Reduction Program (NSRP)

  1. Contact: Dr. Janena Norris, Dean of Nursing and Allied Health
  2. Project Period: Annually Sept. 1–Aug. 31
  3. Funding: Variable
  4. Goals and Outcomes: To expand the capacity of programs to train and graduate more professional nurses.

Phillips 66

Sponsored by Phillips 66, this grant supports the instrumentation and electrical programs by providing supplies and non-capital equipment. It also provides $20,000 in scholarship funds to the Lee College Foundation.

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Reporting Modernization Grant

  1. Contact: Dr. Douglas Walcerz, Provost
  2. Project Period: Oct. 9, 2021-June 30, 2022
  3. Funding: $50,000
  4. Goals and Outcomes: Updates and improve reporting systems to make CBM reporting more accurate and efficient.

Science Foundation Arizona KickStarter Program

Provides technical support for NSF grants.

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Small Business Development Center

The U.S. Small Business Administration provides consulting and technical assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs supporting business performance, sustainability, and creating new businesses. Grant pass-through from the University of Houston.

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The T-STEM grant funds thirty eligible STEM students up to $2,500 per year.

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Temple Foundation GRADcafé

Underwritten by the Temple Foundation, this grant provides seed funding for the establishment of Baytown's GRADcafé, which is located at 909 Decker Drive. The GRADcafé provides information, resources, and free guidance to those preparing for and applying for enrollment in a higher education institution of their choice.

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Texas Completion Repayment Grant Program

  1. Contact: Mr. Scott Bennett, Associate VP of Student Services
  2. Project Period: Jan. 1-Sept. 30, 2022
  3. Funding: $34,000
  4. Goals and Outcomes: Identify potential students who are blocked from continuing their post-secondary education due to balances owed to colleges and universities. Recruit those students to continue their studies with the incentive that their balance will be paid by the college up to $1,000.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Perkins Basic Grant

Annually, the Perkins grant provides support services such as childcare assistance, textbook lending, and tutoring to low-income students with technical majors. The grant also funds some equipment for technical programs.

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Texas Mutual Insurance Safety Grant Program

Texas Mutual Insurance Company underwrites free safety training for Lee College's service area.

Texas Reskilling and Upskilling through Education (TRUE) Institutional Capacity Grant Program

  1. Contact: TBD
  2. Project Period: Oct. 15, 2021–June 30, 2022
  3. Funding: $252,255
  4. Goals and Outcomes: Develop fast-track, stackable, and transferable certifications, including Certified Logistics Associate (CLA), Certified Logistics Technician (CLT), and Fork Lift training, through the Center for Workforce Development.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Special Projects Grant

Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in partnership with Windham School District, the funding will be used to create a course-reserve program for Lee College Huntsville Center students in eight unit libraries.

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Texas Workforce Commission Accelerate Texas – 2819AEL001

Grant funds are to be used to expand, develop, and implement the Integrated Education and Training (IET) model for Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) students. The IET model provides concurrent enrollment in Workforce Training and AEL services. The college is using this funding to provide training for students at its Huntsville Center and in partnership with AEL provider Windham School District.

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Texas Workforce Commission Jobs and Education for Texans – 2819JET004

Funding is for the purchase and installation of equipment necessary for the development of career and technical education course(s) or program(s) in a high-demand occupation. The funding is being used to purchase a truck driving simulator at Lee College Huntsville Center.

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Texas Workforce Commission Small Business Program 2817SSD001

The Texas Workforce Commission provides funding for small private businesses in Texas. Lee College's small business grant provides training funds for auto body.

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Trellis Company TG Scholars Grant

Provides scholarships for eligible students enrolled at the Lee College Huntsville Center.

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TRiO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)

Educational Opportunity Centers program provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of post-secondary education. An important objective of the program is to counsel participants on financial aid options including basic financial planning skills, and to assist in the application process.

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TRiO Student Support Services

Sponsored by the Department of Education, this grant provides opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and helps to motivate students toward the successful completion of their post-secondary education. The goal of SSS is to increase college retention and graduation rates of its participants.

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